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Selby Cycling Day


6:02am 1st September 2013

MORE than 400 cyclists will be up early today to take part in a cycling event starting in the heart of Selby.

The first ever Selby Three Swans Sportive sets off from the famous Selby Abbey from 8am today (Sunday 1 September). It will see cyclists of all abilities completing a number of different routes in a non-competitive celebration of the sport.

The event is being organised by Selby Cycling Club, leisure and culture provider WLCT – which delivers services on behalf of Selby District Council, British Cycling and Yorkshire Cancer Research. A percentage of the profits from the event will be donated to Yorkshire Cancer Research.

James Chapman said: “Sportives are a great way to get people on their bikes to keep active and healthy and to enjoy the great outdoors, and I’m delighted that we will be hosting such an event in Selby. We’ve been overwhelmed by the positive response from local people wanting to get involved and I’m sure that whether you are taking part on your bike or coming along to spectate, there’ll be a brilliant atmosphere to enjoy.”

The event is supported by Selby District Council, as part of the authority’s commitment to provide leisure and sporting outreach services across the district. 

For more information about the event, visit https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/88365/Selby-Three-Swans-Sportive

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